The New York Jets are calling for all eligible* local small businesses to enter the first ever New York Jets Small Business Showcase presented by M&T Bank. Following the application period, five small business finalists will be invited to attend Pitch Night at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center during the week of July 9th, where they will present to a panel of Jets and M&T Bank executives for final consideration. The winning small business will receive a $100,000 sponsorship with the New York Jets for the 2018 football season.
"With the support of our partner M&T Bank, we look forward to implementing the first ever New York Jets Small Business Showcase," said New York Jets President Neil Glat. "This program will provide a local small business access to an NFL team and its unique resources. We are excited to share this opportunity with small companies in our community and look forward to meeting some of the special individuals that lead these businesses."
Eligible small businesses must submit a completed application for consideration between May 3, 2018 and June 1, 2018. All eligible Entries received during the Submission Period will be judged on the following criteria: Completion of application, depth of community involvement, worthiness of business and brand, business and sponsorship category "fit" to partner with the New York Jets and M&T Bank.
"Small businesses are vital to the U.S. economy and we're focused on working closely with businesses across all of our neighborhoods every day to understand their needs and help them succeed," said M&T Bank Group Vice President for Business Banking Eleni Monios. "Our Small Business Showcase with the New York Jets gives local businesses an opportunity to be featured in a special way."
For more information on the New York Jets Small Business Showcase please visit www.newyorkjets.com/smallbusiness.
Sponsorship Assets (subject to change based on availability and brand fit) Include:**
- A Luxury Suite to one game
- Stadium signage for all Jets home games
- Commercial units in Jets gameday radio broadcasts on 98.7 ESPN
- Opportunity to have an on-site presence at Jets Training Camp presented by M&T Bank
- Opportunity to have an on-site presence at a Jets home game
*To be eligible, a business must be a for-profit company (A) whose principal place of business is located within the Jets' home marketing area (currently defined as: (i) the geographic area that is seventy-five (75) miles in every direction from the exterior municipal boundary of New York, NY; and (ii) the State of New York, excluding seventy-five (75) miles in every direction from the exterior municipal boundary of Buffalo, NY) and (B) whose annual revenue is less than $10 million.
**If the sponsorship assets are swapped out, they will be replaced with assets of equal value.